First and foremost, I hope all members of our St. John’s School community have a Blessed Easter, enjoy Easter Break and a well-deserved time off for a few days. Be safe, be healthy and enjoy.
We return from Easter break on Monday April 12th and will be in spring uniforms. We will also have in-person half days on Fridays. Remote student will remain remote on Fridays. Although the CDC has reduced social distancing to 3 feet, that is only for class instruction only. The requirements for social distancing remains 6 feet for all other activities like eating lunch. We are not able to meet those requirements at this time. Anyone who has chosen to remain remote must attend all classes each day in order to be considered present. If a student is not attending school for the say a parent or guardian must contact the office before 8 am.
As we start to consider next year we are planning to return full force. Hopefully any health restrictions that are still in place will allow us to do that safely. As of right now remote learning will not be available next year.
We hope to have some kind of field day event when we return after Easter as well as May Crowning. Stay tuned for more information. Spring pictures will be on April 20th for the Gold Cohort, PreK3 and PreK4. Blue Cohort will take Spring Pictures on April 27th. There will be no sibling pictures this year.
April 26th is a Professional Development Day for teachers There will be No School. Since we have one more snow day remaining there will be No School on Tuesday June 1st.
Again, Blessings of Easter to you and your family and enjoy your break.
Children are our community's most valuable asset, capable of achieving their potential when given the proper guidance and support in our school community. A child's self-esteem is essential to success and must be supported by parents and the school community.
Each child's inherent worth is recognized concerning cultural differences, individual abilities, and unique talents. Children educated in a Christ-centered environment develop spiritually, academically, physically, emotionally, and socially.
Learning is a lifelong process. Children learn at different rates and in different ways from a variety of sources. Instruction must be differentiated and engage all learners with an emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving. A child's educational success is a responsibility shared by parents, school, and the community working in harmony. Children learn Christian values and ethical conduct taught by parents, reinforced and modeled by the school, and demonstrated through life choices.
Children have a right to feel secure, safe, and supported in their school environment. Children will develop a lifelong commitment of discipleship and stewardship based on the teachings of the Catholic Church.
Our Graduates Currently, the Alumni Association gives all 8th graders a gift at graduation, as well as one Alumni financial award. Additional fundraising monies are donated to the school for technology needs. Alumni correspondence now mainly comes from the Archdiocese of Newark, School Office. Please consider donating to St. John the Apostle School. Supporting your grammar school ensures St. John the Apostle School memories continue for students in the upcoming years. Wishing your fond memories of SJA continue to be in your hearts and minds always.
2011 National Blue Ribbon School
St. John the Apostle School is a National Blue Ribbon School. The announcement was made Thursday, September 15, 2011, by U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan. St. John the Apostle School was one of 49 private schools from across the country to receive the prestigious honor. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes schools whose students achieve at very high levels.
This award is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our faculty. At St. John the Apostle School, we are continually striving to ensure that the academic program we deliver meets the needs of our students while encouraging them to do their best.
Many hands and minds were put to work as a team united toward a common goal: achieving the Blue Ribbon nomination. The application had us answering questions about our curriculum, assessment, staff development, and history. Faculty wrote content, gave additional application critiques and devoted hours and hours of their time.
St. John the Apostle School has been a prominent learning institution since our first class graduated in 1951. We have remained grounded in tradition while growing to become one of the leading Pre-K through 8th-grade schools in the Archdiocese of Newark.